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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1448–1450

Enhanced four-wave mixing in a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber

S. O. Konorov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 16, pp. 1448-1450 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001448


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Abstract

Hollow-core photonic-crystal fibers are shown to substantially enhance four-wave mixing (FWM) of laser pulses in a gas filling the fiber core. Picosecond pulses of Nd:YAG fundamental radiation and its second harmonic are used to generate a signal at the frequency of the third harmonic by the FWM process 3⍵=2⍵+2⍵-⍵ . The efficiency achieved for this process in a 9-cm-long, 13-mu;m -hollow-core-diameter photonic-crystal fiber, designed to simultaneously transmit a two-color pump and the FWM signal, is shown to be ~800 times higher than the maximum FWM efficiency attainable with the same laser pulses in the tight-focusing regime.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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S. O. Konorov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov, "Enhanced four-wave mixing in a hollow-core photonic-crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 28, 1448-1450 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-16-1448


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